Contents


Contents iii

Prefacexv

Overview xv

Online XtalView Documentation xv

Conventions xvi

Fonts xvi
Mouse Buttons xvi
Terminology and Notation xvi

Introduction 1-1

What is XtalView? 1-1

What Systems Does XtalView Run On? 1-1
What Doesn't XtalView Do? 1-1
To Obtain XtalView 1-2

Getting Started 2-1

Setting Up Your Environment 2-1

Using XtalView 3-1

Software Overview 3-1

XtalView Crystal Database 3-1
History Files 3-1
File Formats 3-1
Other File Formats Supported 3-3
Plotting 3-3

Using XView 3-4

X11 Features 3-4
Textpanes 3-4
Backgrounding 3-4
Input and Output Files 3-5
Too Many Windows? 3-5

Using XtalView Windows 3-5

Command and Menu Buttons 3-6
Text field 3-7
Numerical field 3-7
Slider field 3-8
Setting field 3-8
Check box 3-9
Triangle button 3-9
Closing Pop-up Windows 3-9

Programming XtalView 4-1

Adding a Program to XtalView 4-1

Using the XtalView Database in Other Programs 4-1

Fortran Routines (lib/f77subs.c): 4-2
C Functions in crystlib.a 4-5


Window-based Applications 5-1


xtalview

a complete package for solving a macromolecular crystal structure by isomorphous replacement, including building the molecular model


Nonwindow-based Applications 6-1